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and the big names from alicia keys to jennifer hudson at the commander in chief's ball and president obama introducing the first lady. >> ladies and gentlemen, my better half and my dance partner, michelle obama. [ cheers and applause ] >> that was the first dance of the first couple tonight, literally and figuratively, they have been to this dance before. their day began with the ceremonial swearing in. just like four years ago, it was a little bumpy. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. >> i barack obama do solemnly swear that i will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> a slight stumble there. >> the first speech to ever mention equal rights for gays and lesbians and mr. obama's governing philosophy from here on out. >> we the people declare today that
. president and mrs. obama dancing first together and then with a member of the air force and a member of the marines, with a chest full of medals. to al green, as sung by jennifer hudson. i'm duty-bound to inform you that the first lady's gown is by jason wu, and her shoes are by jimmy choo. i know i sound ridiculous saying that, but you know you wanted to hear it. this ball is specifically for members of the united states military and their families. it is a tradition that was started under president george w. bush. they have expand it this year to be larger than it has ever been. it's essentially doubled in size. there are two official inaugural balls, two only in washington tonight. one of them is the commander in chief ball. and the other of them is the other official inaugural ball. thanks for being with us on what is kind of a big day in washington. you know the basics of what happened today. church service at st. john's house near the white house. the president goes from the white house then to the capitol, then he is sworn in at the capitol on the west front. and that is the s
obamas. the first couple attending just two inaugural balls, compared to ten during the first inauguration. >> with more on the parties and the politics, tahman bradley, joining us from a chilly washington. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: very chilly, paula. good morning to you. good morning to you, as well, rob. it's back to work today for president obama, who had an aggressive second term agenda during his inaugural speech. he might want to sleep in today because he and the first lady were out late partying. ♪ you can feel it all over >> reporter: at star-studded inaugural balls, president obama and first lady stole the spotlight. mrs. obama, stunning in a ruby gown by jason wu. the couple serenaded by jennifer hudson. the inaugural balls capped off a day of pomp, featuring plenty of music. ♪ and the home of the brave >> reporter: a parade. and a public swearing-in at the capitol. now, it's back to work for mr. obama, who in his inaugural address, said he would push an aggressive agenda. the president spoke directly to the goals of the more diverse and more social coa
it and get away with it. >> in april 2011, the obama administration released through joe biden actually new federal guidelines on how i believe colleges should be responding to these kinds of allegations. and they included speeding up the investigation, offering the investigations or video to the local police, has that changed? do you know if that has been a significant driver of any difference here? >> you know it doesn't seem like it is. just today we learned that unc has a dean that recently retired, accused the school of basically forcing her to under -- misrepresent the number of sexual assaults on campus and say it was much lower than it was because they didn't want their school to look bad. i think what we're dealing with here, there is so much interest in putting up images, that simple little tweaks are not doing the job of getting things better. >> thank you very much for being here tonight and thank you for your work on this. >> thank you. cheating, denied he was a doping ringleader, didn't admit to bullying, and seemed emotionally incapable of sympathy for the people whose lives
's kids. >> plus, obama for america is getting the fan back together to fight the nra. >> it is time to get activated, again. >> former obama deputy campaign manager stephanie cutter joins me tonight. and congresswoman january shakowski on the return of the public option. >> good to have you with us tonight. folks, thanks for watching. there cannot be another false start in curbing gun violence in this country. today, the path for change was paved. president obama announced proposals for sweeping reforms to gun laws in this country in the wake of the horror at the wake of the horror at sandy hook elementary, it's gut check time for america. >> this is our first task as a soet. keeping our children safe. this is how we will be judged. >> horrible gun violence is not isolated to one cold december day in connecticut. every day wasted leads to more lost lives. >> keeping our children safe. precious children and six brave adults were violently taken from us at sandyhook, elementary. more than 900 of our fellow americans have reportedly died at the enof a gun. 900 in the past month. and ev
by the government to gain sympathy for gun laws. in this atmosphere, how much can the obama administration really get done on gun safety? >>> also, as president obama prepares for a second term, which way is the democratic party headed? a pragmatic middle of the road alternative to the gop or will it move sharply to the left? >>> you can't be president of the united states for four more years without a couple episodes like this. >> we cannot sustain -- whoops. was that my -- that's all right. all of you know who i am. >> we'll have more of the lighter moments of the first term in the "sideshow." this is "hardball," the place for politics. ng. ring. progresso. your soups are so awesomely delicious my husband and i can't stop eating 'em! what's...that... on your head? can curlers! tomato basil, potato with bacon... we've got a lot of empty cans. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. woman: what do you mean, homeowners insurance doesn't cover floods? [ heart rate increases ] man: a few inches of water caused all this? [ heart rate increases ] woman #2: but i don't even live near t
off his inauguration weekend, president obama was given a great present by the vix. this is the present that vix gave to barack obama today to celebrate his inauguration as a second-term president of the united states. look. happy inauguration, mr. president. things are kind of okay. in fact, today's low vix is the lowest vix since the spring of 2007. that's vix going down. vix is low. fear is low. also for the record, the dow jones hit a five-year high today. mazletov mr. president. eric cantore telling the world, quote, next week we will authorize a three-month temporary debt ceiling increase. that was the announcement from the majority leader of the house republicans announcing they are giving up on what they had been saying for months was their plan, to not approve an increase in the debt ceiling to thereby push the country again into a self-imposed economic crisis and threat of defaulting on our national debt and all the panic we know that causes because they did it before in 2011. and eric cantore announced today they are not going to do that again even though
the republicans talked about was repealing obama care. but michele bachman can't get any sponsors of her bill? >> isn't that interesting? fewer and fewer people, it seems, by the week, by the month, are interested in repealing obama care because as it rolls out, more and more people are actually gaining the benefits. it had overwhelming public support, and we polled in the blue dog districts, the more conservative districts. >> that is the bottom line. thanks for joining me tonight. "the rachel maddow" show starts right now. thanks to you at home for staying with us this hour. on the morning of january 18th, 1989, that was a wednesday morning, this is what america woke up to. >> this is nbc news at sunrise. >> good morning. in stockton, california, officials still have no clue as to why a gunman sprayed an elementary school playground with automatic weapons fire. more from nbc's david burrington. >> all of the dead and most of the wounded youngsters were from southeast asia, children of refugees. >> the five kids who died in that mass shooting were all between the ages of 6 and 9. the gunman
. we are now officially in term 2 of president obama. >> it's the true test of any democracy. transition of power without a hitch. >> today the president officially beginning his second term as we count down to the main public event tomorrow the inaugural address. ♪ >> so what will president obama tell americans he will do about the deadlock that is gripping dc? what can we expect to see ore the next four years? we have live fox team coverage. also the bloody hostage crisis at the oil plant in the african desert. now worse than any one first thought. what they are finding as forces finally secure the scene. plus the fate of the american hostages and the hunt for the so-called one eyed terrorist who has taken credit for the deadly siege. >> i am harris falkner. we begin with the oath. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> the constitution of the united states. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations mr. president. >> thank you chief justice. >> first lady, his two daughters at his side today president obama was sworn
obama to pulverize and destroy republicans. but tonight, scott walker is here and how are he and other governors planning for president obama's second term. governor walker in minutes and right now standing by for vice-president biden who will speak at the inaugural ball and the president and first lady just finished their final dance of the evening. >> "on the record" is now. >> i have sworn before you today with an oath to god and country, not party or fashion and we must faithfully execute that pledge. >> this was an inaugural address where the president came out said i won the election and i'm going to be aggressive in the second term about pushing my agenda. >> and i think we had a clarifying moment and the president's speech put to rest, put to rest the idea that barack obama is a moderate. barack obama is a liberal. >> i don't think that absolutism, i'm sure the president would say the same, on the part of either party or any politician is helpful in terms of solving problems and obviously, if we're going to move forward we're going to have to find a way to come together to solv
bronx section, unthinkable. and barack obama became president of the united states. >> you had stinging things to say about the republican party. an identity problem, you said. and that there are some people who seem to have a theme of intolerance. >> that's a broader definition of what i meant by intolerance. i think intolerance is when you try to keep people from voting. the republican party ought to be out there, not by restricting voting by requiring i.d., but wanting everybody to vote. you need new messages. new policies. the country is becoming more minority. >> have you heard a lot from that? a lot of people pushing back on you? >> most of the people i've heard from in the last week or so have been very, very supportive. but there are those who consider this the worst thing imaginable. and why are you still a republican? i grew up under ronald reagan, and george schultz, and george herbert walker bush, and that's the republican party i knew. i think we've drifted from that. there's nothing wrong starting to drift a little bit back. not because it's good to be moderate. but that's
of history, pageantry, celebration marking the second inauguration of barack obama. what began early this morning, the church service. tonight, the president and the first lady will attend two official balls. this afternoon, the president sends crowds like when he and the first lady got out of the motorcade and walked several blocks waiting to onlookers for many of the hundreds of thousands who descended on the capitol today. also, for us, the high light, of course, was the president's inaugural address. it was powerful and i say lincolnesque. he gave an historic shout out to gay rights. on many fronts, the president said it was a time to act. >> well, we're all covered right >> well, we're all covered right now this hour. with me now are three msnbc political analysts. >>> i've introduced them to you in order, as you're sitting, so that we'll all understand this. i have to say, each in your own way, given phenomenon that was a real telling moment. >> i loved watching that moment when barack obama turned and looked back as he was walking away after having completed the inauguration.
, most immediately with iran. president obama could have said anything he wanted about the danger we see coming from tehran. he chose to say that he hopes we can find a way the avoid war and find common ground. he wants to find a way to the place where we did make friends with germany and japan after world war ii. it was an astounding statement of hope, and i believe of purpose. i think we're into something in the months ahead. a real reaching out by this american president with the people of iran in order to avoid acts of war. this inaugural address contained a gem of illumination, a gem of hope that we could avoid what may still be a horrendous conflict with unknown perhaps limited consequences. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. and thank you to the museum for our great location all day today. it's been a great place to watch this parade. "the ed show" with ed schultz starts right now. >>> good evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" live from washington, d.c. president obama starts his second term in a big way. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> s
holding the american economy hostage, and president obama says they wouldn't collect a ransom. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> the issue here is whether or not america pays its bills. we are not a dead beat nation. >> the president draws a line in the sand for republicans. >> they will not collect a ranson in exchange for the economy. >> on whether republicans will actually listen. one month after sandy hook, the president says he has the vice president's gun recommendations. >> my starting point is not to worry about the politics. >> but will spineless republicans kill reform? one republican threatens impeachment if the president signs an executive order on guns. dan gross of the grady campaign is here regarding comments that the nra is gearing up to sell guns. and former secretary of state colin powell calls out republicans on race. >> there is also a dark vein of intolerance. >> dr. peterson joins me to discuss the republican response. good to have you with us tonight, folks, thank you for joining us. president obama took on the single greatest threat to the ec
could have done it twice. >> pretty powerful and tomorrow, president obama will announce his power grab through executives orders, he will once again bypass congress and this will likely include banning assault weapons and blocking importation of certain guns made overseas, but president obama's willingness, even eagerness to unilateral ly 19 executives orders related to gun shows and guns, proves he's willing to stretch the constitution and presidential powers now to the breaking point. we have done this several times before, we saw in libya where president obama did not get congressional approval and launched air assaults over there. we saw when president obama made recess appointments when the senate wasn't in recess. that violated the separation of powers and of course, we have co-equal branches of government. we saw when president obama decided to issue an executive order stopping deportation of thousands of illegals, why? he couldn't get the dream act passed. we saw when he jammed through obamacare, remember scott brown, 41st vote, the guy suppose today stop it, he's the reconcili
. the financial well being of the american people is not leverage to be used. >> bill: will president obama succeed in destroying the republican party? he is trying. charles krauthammer will analyze. >> caution, you where to enter the no spin zone, the factor begins right now. i'm bill o'reilly, thanks for watching us tonight. the culture goes worldwide that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. if you have been watching the memo i have been reporting that america is moving to the left very quickly. president obama's election has emboldened many liberals and funding taxpayer abortion, legalized narcotics and gay marriage. overseas the same thing is going on as the left is surging. in rome on sunday a group of gay activists stripped off their searches revealing the words in gay we trust. the pope was in the middle of a public prayer as the protesters tried to shout him down. >> [shouting] >> go with a message to pope to shut up his mouth and not to give his ad vices to those people who decide to legalize gay marriage. >> bill: italian police carried the protesters away but ch
. and president obama has already been sworn in for his second term. but the celebration is just getting started. we're live in the nation's capital to preview the pomp and the parties. >>> the death toll rises from that brett brutal hostage drama algeria. >>> also, the stain on a super bowl celebration. a fan of the atlanta falcons is accused of stabbing a 49ers fan in the throat. police say he was angry about the way the game ended. >>> two men not angry about the outcome, jim and john harbaugh. a historic match-up. these two head coaches will be the first set of brothers to face one another on the biggest stage? sports. >>> good morning. i'm sunny hostin, in for paula faris. >> i'm rob nelson. good morning, everybody. just hours from now, the president takes the oath of office for the second time in two days. >> hundreds of thousands are gathering on the national mall to witness history. and abc's tahman bradley is keeping an you on it for us. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, sunny. good morning, rob. the national mall is about to fill up. hundreds of thousands of people are e
. the conservative reaction to president obama's common sense gun measures was far too predictable. >> today marked one of the most brazen attempts ever by an american president to unilaterally implement new laws without the consent of the legislative branch. >> i actually think the president, he just doesn't have the guts to admit it, is not a believer in the second amendment. >> there are certain things in his executive orders that are un-american. in some ways they're even fascistic. >> he's a tyrant. he hates the second amendment. and he's un-american. righties are up in arms over the executive action signed by the president of the united states. the president's biggest orders include the nomination of an alcohol, tobacco, and firearms director. he asks for a study on gun violence prevention as well as reports on safety technologies on stolen firearms. apparently, conservatives believe this is tyranny. today vice president joe biden detailed one of the major initiatives of the president's gun proposals. >> how do we make our streets and schools safer? with regard to our streets i believe and th
obama. you have guys that have worked for supreme court justices that say even talking about this is unconstitution unconstitutional. no, it's not. scalia said you have a right to protect your family and have a handgun in your house. the other things, that's subject to government regulation. they overreached. the mothre they overreached, i warned them, i have been a member all my life -- >> that's nice. >> i will do it again. >> willie, what's my biggest fault. >> you love a little too much. >> that is it. >> i love a little too much. i shared some of that love last week. anyw anyway, it is a still not too late. they can come to the table and be part of a comprehensive package. i'm sure joe biden will accept them and joe manchin will accept them and conservatives will accept them to come to the table. i'm sure their membership wants them to do it, not the survivalists or gun manufacturers who have made millions of dollars off the death of 6 and 7 year-olds, the truth. it's not too late. if they keep their feet in cement, they're going to be run over, not by joe biden, but the
dance partner, michelle obama. [ applause ] >> you can forget the pomp and circumstance. question on their mind, you were on the edge of your seat. what was michelle going to wear? >> abc's deborah roberts has more. ♪ >> reporter: there they were, dancing their first dance. her in a gown millions of women will soon have to have. michelle obama dazzled in a navy blue coat by little known american thom browne. who only learned his design was chosen when he saw it. >> i know she had a lot of other people that she could have chosen from, and to be the one that she chose is one of those amazingly humbling experiences. >> reporter: browne, best known for men's, not lady's wear, could benefit from the first lady's midas touch. >> any time mrs. obama wears one of your designs, a fashion designer ascends. it's a phenomenal career maker. j. crew made that belt and purple gloves she wore with the coat. so rest assured that the phone will be ringing off the hook. style watchers say michelle obama seems so accessible, american women just want to look like her. deborah roberts, abc news, wash
after all the natural balls. i'm not sure what's going on here. that was president obama yesterday using his second natural address to preview his aggressive agenda with a focus on immigration reform, gay rights and climate control. organizers estimate as many as 1 million people filled the national mall. as the commander in chief exited the stage, he paused to savor the moment. the tradition of natural balls continued into the night. they attended 10 natural balls last night that went quite late and the first lady holding just two, the lowest since the eisenhower administration. >> i don't think ike liked natural balls anymore than president obama. >> do you like natural balls? >> no. they're miserable. >> there's another tradition i think we started here, the natural hangover coverage at our favorite watering hole. another fantastic crowd, hi, everybody! what are you doing awake? ion what to say. it's packed, the other room, too. >> i know. >> they are drinking like fish. >> i know. they are drunk already. of course, if you're a conservative this morning, you really want to be drinking
the fire brigade and fire. president obama agreed. what side will the republicans take? the fires? will the gop be the guns over people party? look at the tough stand the president's taken here. not just limiting the capacity of gun magazines and background checks. but limiting the ban on semiautomatic rifles. what's the nra done? gone after the president's daughters. people are hurt by what happened to those first graders. it's not a smart move to be out there backing the gun runners. for sure it's not good to sell in the suburbs or the cities. it may not even sell in the country. nobody likes what happened in connecticut and a decent society will get off its butt. a decent society will get off its butt. both the gun kind and the other kind. collin goddard was a survivor of the 2007 virginia tech shootings. he's now with the brady campaign to prevent gun violence. and mark glazer is the director of mayors against illegal guns. for measures he could control through the executive branch. they range from nominating a permanent atf director to new measures on mental health and school
's remember that in 2008 obama had campaigned for his first election being afraid to mention the words gun and law in the same paragraph. he never said a single thing about gun control, gun safety laws. yet when he was elected, gun stores sold out of guns. gun stores sold out of ammunition because the gun lobby had persuaded them that this guy is coming for your guns. they're already paranoid, extremist -- >> let's get to that overlay. >> they don't like progressive, democratic administrations. a black president makes them crazy. >> this is what's changed congresswoman, in my focus. you have been totally focused for a generation since the tragedy in your family. this idea that we don't have a gun to protect ourselves, we don't have to go skeet shooting or shoot rabbits or deer in deer season, it's not the usual sort of healthy sounding at least reasons to have a gun. it's now i need my gun to protect me against the helicopters, the federal government, or the u.n. is coming to get me. and now you're actually hearing that sort of point of view loudly. this idea, i need my gun to fight my gov
of a tyrannical all out assault on liberty. >> bill: president obama changing america's gun landscape. is it constitutional? is it the right thing to do? and will it protect the folks? we will answer all those questions and senator marco rubio will weigh in. >> i have never doped. >> that's crazy. i would never do that. that's. no. >> the fallout continues over lance armstrong admitting is he a liar and a doper. he has huge legal problems now. and he also has a problem with dennis miller that could be his worst nightmare. >> every time he opens his mouth, i shake my head so rapidly you can blend paint colors in my mouth. >> i agree with you. i am on your side for this [inaudible] not invitation somebody with a gun. >> bill: an it at this gun zealots ambushed and asked a simple question. would they put a gun free home sign in front of their house. >> well yeah the only problem is you can't put it up. >> caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor continues right now. >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. guns and the federal government that is
the press" with david gregory. >>> good sunday morning. this is inauguration day for president obama. the public ceremony is tomorrow. but according to the constitution, his second term officially begins today. moments ago the vice president was officially sworn in, and at noon today the president will take his official oath of office during a small private ceremony in the blue room of the white house. so the stage is set as well at the u.s. capitol for the inaugural address and public swearing in tomorrow. the president kicked off the weekend festivities yesterday with a day of service, and the first lady hosted a special concert for children of military families last night. >> this is what inauguration is all about. it's about celebrating who we are as americans and all the things that makes this country so great. and when i think about who we are, when i think about what makes america great, i think about all of you. >> on tuesday, it's back to work for congress, and there are two big issues that are going to dominate the beginning of the president's second term. guns and the nati
>>> good morning, america. inauguration day. we are live from washington, d.c., as president obama begins his second term. >> i barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> on this day of unity, tough fights loom on gun control, immigration and the national debt. 800,000 people set to watch the inauguration from the mall in front of the capital. as president obama reveals his vision for america. >>> also this morning, deep freeze. bitter cold moves across the midwest. and it's sending snow and bone-chilling temperatures. >>> manti te'o will speak out to katie couric this week, as we learn the mastermind behind the dating hoax may come forward. >>> and get ready for the bro bowl. the rival coaches are brothers. which team will their parents be rooting for? >>> and good morning, america, on this special day. and what a magnificent inauguration morning here in washington, for this celebration of our enduring democracy. you're looking live at the white house right now. the president -- and there's the capitol where the president is going to take the oath, and deliver his inaugural addre
and now fresh bangs. no one has influenced women's fashion quite like michelle obama. >> women like the way she mixes labels. she's unafraid to wear color. she seems like she's having fun. >> reporter: as all eyes turn to the inauguration, one big mystery remains, who will the first lady be wearing? in 2009, her one shouldered white chiffon ball gown made designer jason wu a household name. >> when she wore his gown, apparently his company received 4 million website hits. >> reporter: women's wear daily asked some of the top designers to sketch their vision. leila rose scott, a delicate lavender gown and tommy hilfiger turned to the next generation. >> they're becoming more interested in fashion and american designers are keen to dress them. >> reporter: the first lady has had a few fashion missteps, ruffling fingers when she wore alexander mcqueen to a state dinner and a cardigan to meet the queen. but the first lady takes it all in stride. even after she becomes a fashion icon for the ages, capable of changing a company's bottom line in minutes, telling our own robin roberts -- >>
, a new chapter the obama presidency. it is monday, january 21st. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good monday morning, i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. >> and i'm rob nelson. we'll take you live to washington coming up in just a moment as we cover inauguration day. a big day for d.c., for the country, and of course mlk holiday which seems fitting on a lot of different levels. >>> also this morning, a nasty, windy arctic storm system makes a mess out of the middle of the country. the power outages and where the storm is blowing next. it is the dead of winter, folks. here we go. >> here we go. >>> later this half hour, who set out to play an elaborate hoax to embarrass manti te'o. this story has really just shocked everyone. >> that's the question, was he really the victim of a hoax or did he know to kind of benefit from the publicity and the emotion behind the grandmother dying and the girlfriend dying. i have a hard time following the story, but apparently he may not have been the only one duped by this whole catfish scandal. >> it's surprising to believe someone coul
federally, tomorrow ahead of schedule, president obama is set to unveil his own set of proposals in response to the newtown school shooting. the white house releasing this picture today of vice president biden, presenting his findings to the president and other cabinet members in a gun policy meeting. >> i can tell you that tomorrow the president and vice president will hold an event here at the white house to unveil a package of concrete proposals to reduce gun violence and prevent future tragedies like the one in newtown, connecticut. they will be joined by children from around the country who wrote the president letters in the wake of that tragedy, expressing their concerns about gun violence and school safety along with their parents that event will be at approximately 11:45 a.m. i will not get ahead of the president in terms of what his package of proposals will include. i will simply note that the president has made clear he intends to take a comprehensive approach. he has also made clear that there are specific legislative actions that he will continue to call on congress to take. inc
surrendered today in one of his biggest fights. president obama warned republicans about taking the debt ceiling hostage. it looks like they heard the message. >> the financial well-being of the american people is not leverage to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. and they better choose quickly because time is rung short. >> republicans made their choice during a gop retreat in williamsburg, virginia. house majority leader eric cantore reportedly has plans for three months. in a statement the white house responding, saying, we are encouraged. there are signs congressional republicans may back off their insistence on holding our economy hostage to extract drastic cuts in medicare, education and programs middle class families depend on. the temporary nature of the increase is somewhat troubling. a white house official told nbc news it's a terrible way to run the country. but the aide gave no indication president obama would veto a temporary extension if this is how congressional republicans want to govern, so be it. they already hav
: where he addressed the issue everyone in washington has been discussing. >> i love michelle obama. to address the most significant event of this weekend, i love her bangs. >> reporter: hours earlier, at the white house, his second term officially began, as the president took the oath of office, in a private white house ceremony. >> so, help me, god. >> reporter: as michelle and daughter, malia, beamed, 11-year-old daughter, sasha, encouraged her dad. >> good job, dad. >> reporter: all weekend, workers have been preparing the capitol, the national mall, and the parade routes for the influx of spectators that descended upon washington to watch president obama be sworn in a second time. >> the theme of this year's inauguration is, our people, our future. >> reporter: while the president plans to look at the future, he'll pay tribute to the past. he'll be sworn in on two bibles. one used by abraham lincoln. and one, fittingly on this day, used by dr. martin luther king jr. the president will celebrate at two inaugural balls, versus the ten held four years ago. even if there's less fan
in washington, d.c. president barack obama's second-term inauguration. we have a remarkable crowd here. some people coming as far as ireland to be with us. they're already drinking outside. >> it's very, very friendly crowd, i'll tell you that much. >> very friendly. >> now, as mandated by the constitution, the president was officially sworn in to office on january 20th, less than 24 hours ago. chief justice john roberts administered the oath during a private ceremony at the white house. unlike four years ago, they got it right this time on the first take. president obama's youngest daughter sasha offered her approval. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> thank you, mr. chief justice. thank you so much. >> congratulations. >> thank you, sweetie. >> hey. thank you. >> good job, daddy. >> i did it. all right. thank you, everybody. >> so cute. >> didn't mess up. >> good girls. all right. so we've got the start of a new chapter for the 51-year-old president. >> you know, after a divided first four years in office, he starts anew. there's a lot of hope inside the white house and outside the whit
force to curve gun violence. president obama is working on 19 executive orders which would bypass congress. it will push to renew the assault weapons ban and universal background checks. you can't support the second amendment and restrictions. >> it is like the bible, either you believe it or you don't believe it. the constitution either you believe it or you don't. you live by it or you don't. people have tried to compromise it, tweak it, mold it to whatever best suits them financially or wlooefrn. >> many lawmakers are saying an assault weapons ban would not get passed. >> secretary of state hillary clinton will testify about the terror attack in benghazi on january 23rdrd. confirmed date in a statement. >> my intention is for this hearing to focus on why this attack was not better anticipated what leadership failures at the state department existed and what management deficiencies need to be corrected. she was to testify last month but she got sick and suffered a conclusion. four americans including ambassador chris stevens will killed in the september 11th attack. >> a mobster
at 10:00, and vice president joe biden will are sworn in, at 11:55, president obama will be sworn in by chief justice john roberts, and the president will deliver his second inaugural address. there will be the singing of the national anthem, then by a person named beyonce who you may have heard of. there will be the signing ceremony, and of course, the parade. there is a lot going on. it is a big day. we're going to be covering all of it starting at 10:00 eastern on monday, and then monday night i will be here for something we call "the rachel maddow" show, it is a big day, take your vitamins and get a good night's sleep. that does it for us, we'll see you again on monday morning at 10:00.night's sleep. that does it for us, "hardball" is up next. >> hey, lance, tell us something we don't know. >>> good night, i'm in for chris matthews, it's not like we didn't see this coming for a long time. lance armstrong was no ordinary cheat. no, he was an international hero. a seven time-tour de france winner, the usain bolt of his sport. not to mention a public face in the fight against can
. the fact that she is so devoted, ladies and gentlemen, my better half, and my dance partner, michelle obama. whether ♪ whether now ♪ whether fitimes are good or bad ♪ ♪ happy or sad >> last night the president and first lady capped off a day of inaugural celebrations with a dance to jennifer hudson singing "let's stay together." exactly how my night went except substitute the tuxedo for bell bottoms and '70s karaoke night. and i rocked the stage. it's "way too early" for this. good morning, i'm bill karins hosting your hangover edition of "way too early" live from the dubliner in washington, d.c. of course, we're joined by another absolutely amazingly fantastic crowd on this frigid morning here in d.c. and this definitely is our hangover edition. patrick, that's a spicy bloody mary this morning. well, the inaugural balls, that stretches back to tradition going all the way back to the first president, continued last night. star-studded commander in chief ball. president obama and the first lady honor the country's brave men and women of the armed forces. the first lady wore a gow
secretary hilda solis on president obama's push for immigration reform and what that means for the american worker. >>> and there has been a miracle in the desert. arizona governor jan brewer is now in love with obama care. >> you know, it's going to create jobs, particularly our rural hospitals. and it's a moral thing. >> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. the country demanded change in the wake of the newtown shootings. one month later, change is here. new york governor andrew cuomo and his state said his state would deliver on immediate solutions to gun violence. today his state legislature, including the republican-controlled senate, passed one of the toughest gun reform laws in the country. the governor signed the bill into law immediately. the new measure bans high capacity magazines limiting clips to seven rounds of ammunition. the law changes the definition of assault weapons, making guns like the bushmaster illegal. there are now background checks for all gun sales, including private transactions. the law requires background checks for ammunition. it also
. president obama will place his hand on two bibles in fact. martin luther king jr.'s, as well as his political hero's bible, abraham lincoln. >> after his inauguration speech, the president and first lady will make the traditional walk down pennsylvania avenue toward the white house. >> ahead of today's ceremonies, the president and first lady made the rounds in washington. they told a crowd that the celebrations are about the country and its citizens, not the election results. also vice president joe biden and his family greeted supporters at the latino inaugural party. >> hundreds of thousands are gathering on the national mall to see history being made. >> and while officials say right now there is no credible threat, security, as you can imagine, is once again extremely tight. >> reporter: they will be everywhere, snipers dotting roof tops, the coast guard patrolling waterways, military fighter jets enforcing a no-fly zone. 13,000 security personnel blanketing the washington mall. >> protecting an event this large, this complex with this number of people coming requires a lot of
to president obama, now, and what's in store for the second term after yesterday's inaugural. the speech, a call to action. and uncompromising annunciation of liberal principles. the question, now, what can get done on those big issues like gun control, gay rights, and climate change? abc's jon karl joins us from the white house. liberals were cheering yesterday. republicans, not so much. >> reporter: that's right, george. the president has set the tone for his second term. he went big. he went lofty. he went ambitious. and he went unmistakably liberal. over and over, president obama echos his campaign slogan. >> together. together we discover. together. >> reporter: with that, he invited all americans to celebrate the changing landscape of american culture. >> we have always understood that when times change, so must we. but preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action. >> reporter: he unapologetically laid out a progressive agenda. promising discussion on climate change, fighting poverty, equal pay for women, and immigration. >> centuries-long debate about t
. >>> and president obama is mobilizing his campaign apparatus in the gun control debate. after unveiling his proposals wednesday, mr. obama is pressuring congress with a new online petition. it seeks support for universal background checks and other reforms. one virginia state lawmaker went dramatic. brandishing an ak-47 yesterday, while urging a support for a ban on assault weapons. it was unloaded. and his bill was defeated. >>> washington gearing up for a full weekend of inaugural events. security has been cranking up as practice for all of the major happenings take place tomorrow. mr. obama, vice president biden and their wives taking part in service events across washington. they will be sworn up on sunday, before monday's ceremonial swearing in at the capitol. >>> a scare for an alaskan airlines flight overnight. fighter jets were scrambled after reports of a possible hijacking. those jets escorted the 737 to sea-tac airport. someone called the honolulu office. >>> across the country at miami's airport, two massive airliners clipping each other at the gate, damaging both planes. an air
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